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Wind Energy Competence Center

PTB-News 2.2016

At the first groundbreaking (from left to right): Dr. Harald Müller (PTB), Dr. Rolf Kumme (PTB), Dr. Karin Kniel (PTB), Dr. Frank Härtig (PTB, project coordinator), Prof. Dr. Joachim Ullrich (PTB, President), Renate Müller-Steinweg (public building construction management), Juliane and Peter von Klitzing (architects), Hendrik Welp (architect), Dr. Christian Schlegel (PTB)

As the first national metrology institute in the world to do so, PTB is planning to provide reliable and comprehensive quality assurance to the wind energy industry. To this end, a new building is being built on the premises of PTB in Braunschweig: The Wind Energy Competence Center. This building will house a large coordinate measuring machine which can be used to measure very large components of wind turbines. The building will also contain measurement and calibration facilities for very large torques, as well as wind speed measurement instruments by means of which the yield forecasts of high wind turbines can be improved.